hindsight.

Have you had your vision checked lately?

I went to the eye doctor for the first time as an adult last year.

I need glasses.

I'm nearsighted. Its not terrible, but I can definitely benefit from some corrective lenses. I notice it most when I drive. That's being 40 for you.

I haven't had the prescription filled yet. 

Its not that I'm in denial about needing glasses--that's not it. I just haven't had the time or money to go get it done.

I know what I need to do, just haven't done it yet.

Isn't that what's wrong with most of us?

We see the things in front of us clearly, but far away it's fuzzy. Blurry.

We get enveloped by the now, the current, the urgency of this moment and we can't see in front of us. The distance is hidden from us. The future. 

That can be unnerving.

Depending on our point of reference, our current positioning--the distance can seem very scary. It can seem downright terrifying. What's out there? What's to come? What will happen to me?

I have a friend who is ill. 

She's been stuck there for a long time. She is unable to see the into the distance. Her current, urgent situation tried to swallow her. She couldn't see mere inches in front of her--like being surrounded by a dense, thick fog--and it left her paralyzed. Being sick for so long, she feels like she will never feel normal again. She was at the brink of wanting out--out of the foggy, fuzzy future. It was so dark.

She had to reset the settings on her lens.

We have to do that too, sometimes. We forget. But, changing our perspective often is very healthy.

Step back. Clean the lens. Change position. Check the lighting. Choose a different lens.

And ALWAYS consider looking through the lens of God.

Maybe we know what we need to do, we just haven't done it yet.

Perhaps it's time: go get your vision checked.

Go get those glasses.

1 Corinthians 2:9

That is what the Scriptures mean when they say,

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
 and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
 for those who love him.”